The plasma logarithm of the triglyceride/HDL-cholesterol ratio is a predictor of low risk gestational diabetes in early pregnancy.

@article{SantosWeiss2013ThePL,
  title={The plasma logarithm of the triglyceride/HDL-cholesterol ratio is a predictor of low risk gestational diabetes in early pregnancy.},
  author={Izabella Castilhos Ribeiro dos Santos-Weiss and Ros{\^a}ngela Roginski R{\'e}a and Cyntia M T Fadel-Picheth and Fabiane Gomes de Moraes Rego and F{\'a}bio de Oliveira Pedrosa and Philippe Gillery and Emanuel Maltempi de Souza and Geraldo Picheth},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={418},
  pages={1-4}
}
BACKGROUND The plasma lipid profile changes atherogenically during normal pregnancy. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can exacerbate the changes in metabolism. The logarithm of the ratio triglycerides/HDL-cholesterol is an atherogenic index of the plasma (AIP) and can be used as a marker for plasma atherogenicity. METHODS Serum of 576 unrelated Euro-Brazilian pregnant women was collected and the subjects were classified as healthy pregnant women (control, n=288) and gestational diabetic… CONTINUE READING